Coconut Cinnamon Raisin Rice Pudding

I was invited to a pre-game Thanksgiving potluck today. “Pre-game” meaning try out your new holiday recipe on your friends rather than your perhaps more critical family. I will not be hosting Thanksgiving this year and therefore did not have anything to try out on anyone.  And, with a 4-month old at home, I wasn’t about to make some elaborate dish. However, this particular group of friends is known for their culinary prowess and so I didn’t want to show up with just a bag of chips. 

So here it was, game day, and I hadn’t planned anything. So I was left to come up with a holiday themed dish (gluten free and vegan per pre-game organizer orders) from what I had in my kitchen and in the time it takes for my kiddo to take her morning nap. This morning I got lucky and it was one hour and 15 minutes long. So here is what I came up with. Per usual, I didn’t use a recipe or measure anything. It was a hit!

Coconut Rice Pudding

Coconut Milk
Short grain brown rice
Clove Powder
Coconut Sugar
Coconut Flakes

Cook short grain brown rice with half water, half coconut milk
Mix in raisins and coconut sugar to taste
Add Cinnamon, Clove and Nutmeg to taste
Serve warm with a drizzle of warm coconut milk
Garnish with Coconut Flakes and a little more cinnamon


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